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What degree will keep all of these options open?

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    PPE (politics, philosphy, economics) is the only course that comes to my mind but only a few universites teach the course. Most notably Oxford, which is where i know it from.
    This degree will be able to get you into banking and business enviorment jobs.

    Good Luck.
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    Well you can do your GDL after—practically—any degree. And I think as long as the degree is from a decent uni and you get a good grade (i.e. 2.1 or 1st) you'll be able to compete with law-grads for law firms.

    I don't think you need specific degrees for PR either.

    Banks take on a variety of graduates but you may need a more specific degree (e.g. maths-based) for certain graduate schemes. I did an internship at an international bank and my degree is in Modern Languages :P

    Re business, I do not know much about it but the Consultancy graduate schemes at the Big 4 do not demand specific degrees. Again they just want a good grade and, of course, your university counts.

    So yeah, I would say pick a course that you're going to enjoy and be good at.
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    Thanks for the quick replies!

    (Original post by meraphox)
    PPE (politics, philosphy, economics) is the only course that comes to my mind but only a few universites teach the course. Most notably Oxford, which is where i know it from.
    This degree will be able to get you into banking and business enviorment jobs.

    Good Luck.
    Thank you. However, I do think Oxford is quite a bit out of my league!

    (Original post by cognito_08)
    Well you can do your GDL after—practically—any degree. And I think as long as the degree is from a decent uni and you get a good grade (i.e. 2.1 or 1st) you'll be able to compete with law-grads for law firms.

    I don't think you need specific degrees for PR either.

    Banks take on a variety of graduates but you may need a more specific degree (e.g. maths-based) for certain graduate schemes. I did an internship at an international bank and my degree is in Modern Languages :P

    Re business, I do not know much about it but the Consultancy graduate schemes at the Big 4 do not demand specific degrees. Again they just want a good grade and, of course, your university counts.

    So yeah, I would say pick a course that you're going to enjoy and be good at.

    Thanks for the advice. I'm now just looking for a course at a decent university (preferably in London) that I meet the entry requirements for!
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    If PPE does n't appeal, lots of places offer joint Economics and Politics courses, I know UCL and LSE do.

    I'm not sure what sort of offers they give out but take a look on their websites and have a look at them.
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    Lots of places offer degrees mixing economics, politics, IR, history etc. in various combinations. Econ and politics and PPE (if you want to do PPE with a particular eye toward banking Warwick offer it, also York and Durham do it which are top unis, though all will be AAA) loads of places offer them.

    More unusual combinations are often available at some of the big redbrick unis (Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester are where I'd particularly think of. They also tend to punch well above their league table ranking in terms of job prospects and if you like big cities are obvious choices) so have a look through their online course lists, and grades would likely be AAB rather than AAA.

    PR I think depends a lot on making contacts, then getting work experience, then maybe a job. Keep a sharp eye on careers schedules when you get to uni for any potential talks by PR companies because they won't necessarily publicise their visits like law firms or the Big 4 do.

    Plenty of people in law have politics or economics related degrees (if you still want some politics involved you could look at firms like Bevan Brittan which have a strong public sector emphasis). Just try and go to a well respected uni and get a good degree with all the usual extra curricular/work experience stuff. They seem to particularly love Oxbridge but after that, possibly because virtually all top 20 unis have AAA law students and they do still make up 50% of trainees, they're less discriminatory than investment banks seem to be.

    Banking I don't know much about (do you mean IB or retail banking?), once you've found some courses you like the look of post in the 'is this course good enough for IB' thread and you'll get a much more informed answer than I could give you.

    Business is open to anyone with any decent degree if the schemes from supermarkets, P&G, Shell etc. that make up the Times top 100 are what you fancy. Consulting wise I think it varies, the Big 4 seem to target a lot of different unis whilst Mckinsey or Oliver Wyman are fussier about where they target.

    If you're interested in an international aspect to your degree, and have a European language, UCL offer a really interesting looking course in combination with various Sciences Po/IEPs around France.
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    Hull offers PPE if you're looking for somewhere more achievable than Oxford.
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    (Original post by cognito_08)
    Banks take on a variety of graduates but you may need a more specific degree (e.g. maths-based) for certain graduate schemes. I did an internship at an international bank and my degree is in Modern Languages :P
    Can I be nosey and ask where and in which year of your degree? :holmes:
    I'm studying languages too :five: and and am currently internship hunting!

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